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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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My car has power disc brakes and a 4 spd. I had to purchase a new clutch pedal set up due to a prior owner removing the clutch pedal and using an auto trans.
I've noticed the brake pedal is positioned quite a bit lower than the clutch pedal. Through a search, I found that this is normal. Does anyone know how much lower the brake pedal is supposed to be? (Mine sits about half the distance from the floor than the clutch pedal does.)

At idle, I can press the brake pedal all the way to the floor. Is that normal?

All of the brakes have been blead, starting from the farthest from the m/c, the wheel cylinders don't leak, and there has been no fluid loss.
Thanks, Bob
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 02:33 PM
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measure from pedal pad where your foot contacts it, to the floor where the pedal would hit if it went all the way down.
Standing height should be 5.74".
With boost vaccum depleted, apply 50 lbs force on the pedal, it should travel no more than 1.75".
If more travel than that occurs, either the setup of the booster pushrod length is wrong, or the master cyl pushrod is not right length, or you have a hyraulic problem or brake adjustment problem.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 02, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks davidpozzi, I will check that tonight.
You have been a wealth of info from your site and previous posts. Thanks again, Bob

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